Buffalo at Tampa Bay Prediction, Game Preview, How to Watch: Sunday, December 12
Buffalo in Tampa Bay How to Watch
Date: Sunday December 12
Playing time: 4:25 ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
How to watch: CBS
Record: Buffalo (7-5), Tampa Bay (9-3)
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Why Buffalo will win
Defense is still the best in the NFL – at least statistically.
There might have been a few slumps – like against Jonathan Taylor and Indianapolis – and the pass defense stats were skewed after the upwind game against New England, but it’s a really good, proud squad that gonna want to make a statement here.
Tampa Bay was able to get back on track with a three-game winning streak, but it lacks the stable ground play to do what the Patriots were able to do.
Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones are great when they get their chances, but the O hasn’t touched 100 rushing yards in four of the last five games.
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Why Tampa Bay will win
The Buffalo Offensive is feasting on cupcakes.
Oh sure it’s good against the Jets and posting numbers at the start of the year against the bad teams, but it doesn’t pay off for the running backs and turnovers become a problem.
The Bills have given the ball 12 times in the past five weeks and the Tampa Bay defense is forcing a ton of errors with ten takeaways in the past four games.
It’s not like Tom Brady needs help.
It won’t be bombing 300 yards – it will be a mid-range pass attack that should mix everything up, but …
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what’s going to happen
Can Buffalo’s offensive start working again? It was good against the Saints and the Jets, but it’s been flat since mid-October.
The secondary, however, should catch up – they haven’t allowed a 300-yard passing game all year and allowed less than 200 yards in five of the last six games.
The Bills will prevent Brady from leaving, but it won’t be enough. The Tampa Bay defense held up in the second half.
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Buffalo prediction at Tampa Bay, line
Tampa Bay 26, Buffalo 23
Line: Tampa Bay -3.5, start: 54
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must-see rating: 5
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